The 24-year-old was the star of the show as his side claimed a 2-0 win at the Emirates on Wednesday to strengthen his stance in contract talks with the club.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The 68-year-old has voiced his admiration for the Blaugrana star, while he also paid tribute to the form of Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery in the past two years.
The attacking midfielder's struggle for form continued in the defeat to Bayern Munich and his compatriot believes he looks "lost" in Arsene Wenger's side.
The France international says the Catalans were not causing too many problems before a penalty was awarded against Martin Demichelis and insists Bayern Munich is the better team.
The Germany international has acknowledged the European champion was made to survive a scare in the early stages of its 2-0 Champions League win on Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Following Tuesday's impressive away performances from Barcelona and PSG, it was again the visitors that came out on top in the last-16 first-leg clashes.
The attacker was pleased to have a chance to impact on the game despite not being the starting XI and Manuel Neuer discussed how he saved Mesut Ozil's penalty.
The 25-year-old missed from the spot with the game still level in Wednesday's Champions League clash and went on to put in an underwhelming performance in the 2-0 defeat
It may have finished with the Germans two goals to the good but the Champions League tie at the Emirates was very much decided by the man in the Bayern goal
Mesut Ozil and David Alaba both missed first-half penalties, while goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for the home side, though it was the Germans who claimed victory.
The Gunners were blown away by the Champions League holder as Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller scored second-half goals, while Wojciech Szczesny was sent off.
BVB's sporting director has agreed to a new five-year deal with the club and insists there is more to come from Jurgen Klopp's men.
On an evening that favored the visitors, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain left Manchester City and Bayer Leverkusen with slim hopes of making the Champions League quarterfinals.
In the same week that Julian Green agreed to train with the U.S. national team, Freddy Adu reminded us of what can happen when we put too much pressure on young players.
The Gunners must stop the Roten skipper, who tormented them from fullback last year but is now shining in midfield, and can look to punish David Alaba's gung-ho forward surges.
The Arsenal star has been outshone by his Bayern Munich counterpart this season and must pick up his form or face Joachim Low's axe
The goalkeeper is hoping to stifle the Gunners as him and his teammates head to the Emirates Stadium for Wednesday's Champions League encounter full of confidence.
Arsenal's record signing has produced only isolated moments of brilliance rather than consistent excellence and that must change if the Gunners are to overcome mighty Bayern.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The coach denied it "all went wrong" for his side in its 4-0 loss to PSG but admitted it was on the back foot from the first whistle.
Leverkusen may have performed abysmally on Tuesday, but the Swedish superstar's deadly double means that he is enjoying his greatest ever campaign in front of goal